In place of the flickering florescent lights common to big-box grocery stores, sunshine illuminates the foods at Fresh from D'Vine, a farmer-focused indoor market in Salinas. Vibrant, in-season fruits and vegetables form little assemblages on wooden tables, as do bouquets of fresh-cut flowers. Most of the market's offerings come from growers in Monterey and neighboring counties, which helps to keep the store's carbon footprint to a minimum while ensuring that the freshness of its goods are at a maximum. Though the selection of produce changes with the seasons, some customer favorites include strawberries, artichokes, lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, raspberries, broccoli, and peaches.
The team at Sexy Bitch Cosmetics LLC works to ensure ladies have everything they need to boost their day and night looks with its extensive makeup collection, faux-fur brushes, and glam bags to hold it all. In addition to benefitting skin with moisture- and vitamin-rich formulas, the products are hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, and are never tested on animals.
The tanning attendants at Aloha Tan customize mists from DHA-based tanning solutions. The techs don't only customize for color; they also wield an impressive array of formulas designed for various types of skin, such as age-defying formula, natural formula, and rapid tan. Aside from airbrush tanning, the team also takes care of unwanted facial and body hair with waxing service and preps faces for nights out with professional makeup services.
Sultry red hanging lights decorate Ms. Tryss Boutique's ceiling, spotlighting the racks of sensual cocktail dresses and lingerie that stand alongside cubed shelves of glittering high heels. Past the rows of flirty merchandise, a curtained threshold leads to a private, 1,000-square-foot dance studio equipped with 12 spinning and stationary poles. Here, instructors helm advanced and intermediate pole-dancing fitness classes designed to tone muscles, burn fat, and boost confidence. The shop also rents out this studio space for private parties, where up to 50 guests can don heels and their most sensual porkpie hats for evenings of pole-dancing instruction and open practice.